SAFE MOBILITY, new concept, new model?
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, especially in the developing world, is to control and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on roadways.
Gustavo Alonso Cabrera Arana, MPH, DrPH
Professor of Public Health at the Universidad de Antioquia, MedellÍn, Colombia
The United Nations recognized this challenge when it proclaimed 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, aiming to save five million lives by taking concrete actions to improve the safety of road users. In his presentation, Dr. Gustavo Alonso Cabrera Arana will discuss the limitations of Haddon’s Matrix, an injury prevention concept that formed the basis of Colombia’s 2011-2016 National Plan of Road Safety. He will then describe the new injury prevention model, created by a team at the University of Antioquia in conjunction with the National Department of Science and Technology (COLCIENCIAS), that was used in the Plan of Safe Mobility MedellÍn 2013-2020 in MedellÍn, Colombia.
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